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BFA in INMS, Video and Motion Media

Pictured | Justin Wippich | Video and Motion Media | La Porte, Indiana (hometown)
Photo credit | Joseph Rocco | Graphic Design | La Grange, Illinois (hometown)


About the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies (Video and Motion Media)

Integrated New Media Studies (INMS) at Indiana University South Bend is a uniquely interdisciplinary academic program of excellence in the rapidly developing field of new media. The computer and computer technologies are at the core of our program, the means of preparation, production, exhibition, application, and distribution. Our mission is to educate our students in a wide range of new media professional, creative, and critical/aesthetic skills, and in techniques, processes, and procedures applicable to careers in art, communication, business, industry, government, and the professions. 

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies with a Concentration in Video and Motion Media offers thorough preparation in both camera-based and edit-based digital motion media expressed in linear and interactive compositions and productions.  Building on History and Aesthetics and Core Studies, students train in video, motion graphics, and interactive multimedia. Eighteen credits of free electives provide space to expand on the student's Video and Motion Media Concentration, to pursue a minor, or explore other areas. 


Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s to enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts students prior to advance registration and are released following advising. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.


Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • INMS-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
    VT: The Artist and New Media (Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity)
  • JOUR-J 210 Visual Communication (Visual Literacy)
  • MUS-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Exploring Musical Genres: Classical Music and Beyond (Literary and Intellectual Traditions)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

Major Requirements (60 cr.)
History and Aesthetics (6 Cr.)
  • AHST-A Ancient and Medieval Art OR
    FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
  • AHTS-A Renaissance Through Modern Art OR
    FINA-A 102 Renaissance Through Modern Art

New Media Core (33 cr.)
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
    Fulfills General Education Computer Literacy requirement
  • INMS-N 111 New Media Composition and Aesthetics I
  • INMS-N 112 New Media Composition and Aesthetics II
  • INFO-I 213 Website Design and Development
  • INMS-N 201 Digital 3D Art and Design I
  • INMS-N 283 Introduction to Production Techniques and Practices
  • INMS-N 369 Interactive Multimedia
  • MUS-A 101 Introduction to Audio Technology
  • TEL-T 273 Media Program Design
  • TEL-T 336 Digital Video Production   
  • TEL-T 498 Projects in Telecommunications (2 cr.)

Video and Motion Media Concentration (21 cr.)
  • CMLT-C 190 An Introduction to Film
  • INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology OR
    TEL-T 430 Topical Seminar in Design and Production
  • INMS-N 300 Video Art
  • INMS-N 322 Cinema in New Media  
  • INMS-N 337 Advanced Motion Graphics and Compositing
  • INMS-N 427 Advanced Integrated New Media Workshop
  • One CMLT elective 200-400 level

General Electives (18 cr.)
  • At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300- or 400-level.

World Language (6 cr.)
  • Two semesters of one world language

Bachelor of Fine Arts Show (0 cr.)
  • FINA-S 499 Bachelor of Fine Arts Final Review (0 cr.)

Academic Bulletins

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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